American newswires were reporting that Tiger Woods had been ‘seriously’ injured in a car accident earlier this morning, but the details released by Florida Highway Patrol seem to contradict this.
Apparently the PGA star hit a fire hydrant and then a tree as he pulled out of his driveway in Isleworth, near Orlando, at 2:25am this morning. He was driving his 2009 Cadillac Escalade and Florida Highway Patrol have confirmed that the airbags in the Escalade didn’t deploy, which means he was travelling at less than 35 mph.
The highway patrol said the crash was still under investigation, and charges were pending, but added that the crash was not alcohol-related.
Latest reports now state that he has been released from hospital after being treated for facial injuries, so perhaps the publicity machines got a little ahead of themselves with those initial reports.
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